Daniel M. Wegner's scientific contributions

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... Most studies found only small differences (~150 ms) between the intent to act and voluntary action initiation; however, these findings remain controversial and determining the precise arrival of subjective intent and the effect of reporting it is a complex topic (see e.g. Wegner, 2002;Dijksterhuis et al., 2006;Tusche et al., 2010;Sinnott-Armstrong and Nadel, 2010;Dijksterhuis and Aarts, 2010). Removing the reporting of intent from voluntary behavior paradigms and focusing solely on the relationship between neural activity and self-initiated action avoids some of the controversies and focuses the debate on the study of objective variables (e.g., timing of behavior initiation, neural activity in specific areas) -and enables the use nonhuman animal models for selfinitiated and voluntary action research. ...